Week of Learning 2020: On the Civil Rights Trail

May 3-9, 2020

Relive one of the most important eras in 20th century American history:  the civil rights movement in a week-long journey to Alabama and Mississippi. In Birmingham, visit the Civil Rights Institute and see the original cell door where Martin Luther King, Jr. penned the famous “letter from Birmingham Jail.”  Visit the Baptist Churches where many of the protests were staged. Walk the Civil Rights Heritage trail, where the battle to end segregation laws were fought. In Montgomery, explore the Rosa Parks Museum, the Civil Rights Memorial Center and the Freedom Rides Museum. Ride along the National Historic Trail from Montgomery to Selma. Then, in Selma, experience the National Voting Rights Museum and remember the struggles at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The week concludes with time in Jackson, Mississippi to visit the Medgar Evers Home Museum and the acclaimed Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. This program includes round-trip airfare from Milwaukee, motor coach transportation, most meals, admissions and six nights of hotel accommodations.


Kim  Beck

Kim Beck

Kim Beck has been responsible for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Milwaukee in one way or another for the past 16 years; the last seven, serving as its executive director. Honored and humbled to be a part of the ... read more


Is This Trip Right for You?
This is a moderately active trip. There will be several hours of walking each day. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs and steps. A number of days will have activities that take place until 8:00 p.m.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Sun-Sat, May 3-9

Time: 8am-3:30pm

Location: Travel Program

Instructor: Kim Beck

Fee: $1,800

Enrollment Limit: 38

Program Number: 8330-11713

Note: Osher Member Occupancy Rates: Double: $1800, Single: $2100

A nonrefundable $300 deposit is necessary to reserve your place

You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the time of registration and at the time of travel

Registration Deadline: Fri., Feb. 14

Session has been cancelled.